HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 cc250-1W

asked the First Commissioner of Works when the arrangements at the Imperial Institute for housing and exhibiting the Imperial War Museum will be completed and the exhibits opened for public inspection; and what is the cause of the delay in opening this war museum to the public?


I think that the hon. Member is under some misapprehension in this matter. The Imperial War Museum exhibits are at present stored in the Western Galleries adjacent to the Imperial Institute and not in the Institute proper. The delay in opening the museum is due solely to the fact that, pending the provision of further accommodation, sufficient space is not available in these galleries for the proper display of the exhibits. The question of providing additional accommodation is at present under consideration.